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    Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?


    by webtek2 ·

    Bachelor’s Degree Required.
    Why is this an important requirement for employers?

    I have been in the Information Technology field for 31 years and have extensive experience with Microsoft, Linux, Cisco networks, Solaris, Unix, and practically every application put out by Microsoft other than programming or development.

    . Instead of attending college, (one because I could not afford it), I chose to serve in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years. Received numerous Meritorious Masts, was a high shooter for my platoon at Parris Island Boot Camp that was featured in Leatherneck Magazine that year.

    I met new people from another country, saw how they lived, ate their food, and experienced their lifestyle for over a year.

    As a Veteran with all of my IT experience, I am perplexed at the fact that an employer feels a Degree of some kind is preferred over real-life experiences.

    What will it provide over years of experience?

    I graduated High School, can read and write fairly eloquently, can converse with others easily, can perform research when it is required and I always complete my work with excellent documentation.

    I have spoken to many individuals that did go to college and most say it’s just one big party.

    So, unless you have an Information Systems degree, I cannot see why a degree is required for employment if the degree has absolutely nothing to do with IT. Please enlighten me.

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    • #2419029
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      I understand your frustration

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      On the other hand I did get my bachelor’s degree and couldn’t find a job after graduation. If the employer requires it there is not much you can do but present your strong points and experience/qualifications in a more positive light.

      Essentially the “Why” doesn’t matter.

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        by webtek2 ·

        In reply to I understand your frustration

        Hi Birdmantd,
        Thanks for the reply. I have been out of work since 11/6/20.

        At one interview, the hiring manager told me I was perfect for the job and wanted to bring me on immediately. Three days later the recruiter handling my submission emailed me asking if I had some obscure degree. I didn’t and after my reply to her, silence.

        It’s very frustrating as IMHO employers are missing out on some great people with awesome skills when they prefer only degreed candidates.


        • #2419016
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          Re: frustation

          by kees_b ·

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          Surely there are other potential employers that are less rigid. Hope you find one of them soon.

    • #2417029

      Why Bachelor Degree required for a job?

      by lore01thomas ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      I also had the same question as you before. But my experiences taught me and made me understand the importance of having a bachelor’s degree. Maybe you will be also enlightened sooner or later.

    • #2414348

      Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      by jjgupta915 ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      The reason behind this may be that everyone prefers skilled employees and the aim of any bachelor’s degree is to make the youth more skilful.
      Let’s take an example-
      There are two persons- The first person has a Bachelor’s degree as well as a required skill for the job and the second one has only the required skill. So, definitely, the first person has more edge over the second one.


    • #2414341

      Let me tell you this

      by macdaemon ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      Recently, I sort of researched the subject of those degrees among the most famous Security companies, like Kaspersky, MalwareBytes, etc. (I did not have any internal data, only what they say, show on their official open resources).
      Only one company showed one or two employees with a Bachelor degree or PhD. All the others say things like “20 years of experience in security things”, “IT enthusiast”, crap like that.
      So, I think, they just pretend they require the degree just to show off. If you know your ways around the required job/have the necessary skills and knowledge, they will most likely hire you.
      P.S. I started working for a small IT company as a student and did not finish my education.

    • #2414816

      learn skills

      by jaceytome ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      At first glance, requiring a degree makes perfect sense. Exceptional young people go to college to learn skills that make them valuable to employers

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      by bild1977 ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      Well, as far as I know, you can find a job without a degree too. Of course, it won’t be easy, but it’s definitely possible. I was looking for a job that didn’t require a degree, and I managed to do it. Do you want to know how I did it? I’m sure you won’t be disappointed because everyone can find a perfect vacancy for themselves there.

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      Benefits of Having a Bachelor Degree During Jobs

      by vacancysquare ·

      In reply to Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?

      Earning their bachelor’s degree used to be a way for students to stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market. Your unique life goals, including your career aspirations, will determine whether a bachelor’s degree is a good fit. The answer, after all, really is up to you.

      Let’s look at the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree and how your personal educational goals and lifestyle choices should be considered when making this important decision.

      1) Increased Access to Career Opportunities

      Having a bachelor’s degree opens up rewarding opportunities that would otherwise be unaffordable.

      2) Higher earning potential

      The Bureau of Labor Statistics shares the average salary for people with different levels of education, and the data is clear: the higher your level of education, you can expect your salary to be higher.

      3) Greater market potential

      Having a bachelor’s degree will keep you in demand as the need for skilled college-educated workers increases.

      4) Skilled Career Preparation

      As the world changes, so does the job market. Technology, education and healthcare are three of the fastest growing sectors for good reason; They develop so frequently that only the most skilled people can get the job done. Earning a bachelor’s degree will help you learn the specific skills and habits you need to make a living in these fields.

      Thanks for Reading!

    • #2416443

      benefits of bachelor’s degree

      by tblogqus ·

      1. Improve Personal Growth and Improved Self-Esteem
      2. Increase the opportunity to get higher jobs

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